I've got too many photos and too many thoughts regarding this past weekend for one post. So today you get photos from the weekend, as well as some pre-race deets.
Recap later this week, pinky promise.
I ate amazing Carbs. Like really amazing.
Slept in a little as planned, read in bed and was lazy- John even made me pancakes and brought them to me. After that we got up and went for a 4 mile shake out run together, I did 3 miles super easy and then picked it up to marathon pace for the last mile.
After packing up and getting ready we hit Panera for a carb-a-licious lunch, and of course grabbed Starbucks for the road. It's only a 90-ish minute drive for us, but just long enough for me to spend some time sipping iced coffee and finalizing my playlist.
We hit the expo at the Corning YMCA, and I was really excited to meet up with Lora (Crazy Running Girl). It was great to meet her and her hubby in person, she's just as real and smiley as she is on her blog which was refreshing :) I was also glad we got along well (not that I doubted we would) because it made Sunday morning nice to have someone to hang out with on the bus ride to start line!
After the expo and packet pickup, John and I headed to Market street to grab some food and check out finish line area.
We ended up going to dinner at DeClemente's Deli & Restaurant right on Market Street. It was small but the food portions were huge and the prices were incredibly reasonable. One of the best parts- the food was amazing. Probably the best lasagna I have ever had, and yes I had a satisfying glass of red wine with it!
After dinner we hit Wegmans for race morning food, and then checked into our hotel.
There was a little snaffoo checking in- went up to our room and there were peoples belongings already in there. Management had no idea what happened (because John's name was still listed on the room), but they quickly gave us another room and even gave us a restaurant gift card because they felt so bad. They also let us know that they were going to have bags of goodies and water bottles in the lobby for runners early in the morning- 4 stars for the Hampton Inn.
We also goofed off a little in the hotel, now you see me--now you dont!
|Early morning love affair with a chocolate chip muffin.|
|A bet is a bet---here's your proof Brian!|
|And my hug goodbye in the morning!|
I took a shuttle to the start since John was going to be on his bike.
And a post race shot for you...
3 of my favorite things... Saucony, Guinness, and Fall.
Check back tomorrow or Thursday for race recap :)
Favorite race-eve meal?
Do you have a race morning routine?
AWE that looks like so much fun. I'm really impressed by Hampton Inn's accomadations to ya'll too. Wow that is awesome.ReplyDelete
Love this recap! I can't wait to read more.ReplyDelete
All those crabs look mighty delicious girly and I just love all the pictures! You look so super cute! : ) That's so awesome you got to meet Lora in person, It's nice to be able to meet blogging friends!
Love all your pictures and so happy we were able to meet up!! And especially love that post-race picture, it's perfect!!ReplyDelete
I must admit that I've been stalking your blog for the better half of 2 days for a recap. BUT, I will wait, as I have no choice.ReplyDelete
AND, your pre-recap-recap was very nice.
Aweeee thanks! Hahahah the recap is coming--- Tomorrow! Although there are far more words in the race recap than in this post...sorry!Delete
that last picture is the best!! although i'm not a guiness fan and i would replace it with a pumpkin beer :)ReplyDelete
can't wait for the full recap-YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR.
Thanks Karla! Pumpkin beer is amazing too- but Guinness holds my heart :)Delete
Way to get your carbs on and not settle on a playlist until the 11th hour...such a good idea worrying about songs instead of the actual race!ReplyDelete
Honestly I don't finalize my playlist until race morning usually. I usually mull it over while I eat my breakfast and drink my coffee-- like you said I worry about the songs instead of the fact that I'll be running in a while.Delete
Congrats on your PR - I can't wait to read all about it!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Michelle- hope you had a great time at Disney!Delete
I am still so bummed I didn't get to meet you in person :( But I can't wait to hear your race recap!ReplyDelete
mmmmm muffins. er, sorry. i'm clearly hungry all the time right now. lol! great photos, your hair looks super cute in the braids.ReplyDelete
I get the hungry all the time thing. Because that is me... all the time.Delete
The braids looked MUCH cuter before the race than after. Apparently rain, heat, humidity make for some tangled webs of braidiness. It totally upped my sass level though.
Mac n Cheese ravioli?! I'm jealous. Tell Wegman's to come to Albany!! Love all of your pictures and can't wait to read the rest of your recaps. :)ReplyDelete
Come visit and I'll make you mac and cheese raviolis... Just saying!Delete
Okay, first... I love the picture of you and John! You're so pretty. Second, the fact you cab fit into a safe makes me realize how petite you are in real life! LOL I always try to fit in suitcases but my damn antelope legs won't allow it :( My favorite pre-race meal is definitely macaroni and cheese. Mmm!ReplyDelete
Awe you are too sweet- this also coming from a gorgeous lady herself! Mac and cheese is an amazing pre-race meal! John actually had some for dinner at the place we went so it was win win for me because I stole some of his and ate it with my LasagnaDelete
I love all the pics!! I need to get that mac n cheese ravioli for my kids, haha. I can't wait to read your recap!ReplyDelete
GET the raviolis, they will LOVE them!!!Delete
Once again, congrats on your PR :). It looks like the trip aspect was good too- kudos for the hotel for giving you a gift card to make up for the mess with those people's stuff! I love pre-race Italian food the night before, pizza especially!ReplyDelete
NY looks so beautiful :). My friend did this marathon too and her pics were pretty too. I wish we had legitimate season changes like that here in SC sometimes, but I also like our warm weather in the winter.
Mac and Cheese ravioli... nice :). Gotta love carbs!
Thanks Amy! I hope your friend had a good race!!Delete
I do love the changing of seasons up here, as much as winters stink- I'd like to think fall makes up for it!
Well, I may have seen your time on another blog or two, so I know how you knocked it out of the park! Congrats on a fantastic race!!ReplyDelete
Love the energy of this post! Can't wait to read the recap!ReplyDelete
That lasagna?! Holy moly! Love it :)
That happened to us at a hotel before too, and like you, luckily they weren't in the room! I wonder how many times people have walked into our rooms, when we were out. So creepy.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of lasagna!
I was REALLY happy no one was in there when I walked in. That would have been so awkward!Delete
Omg. I saw u headed to the finish line around 1 mile to go. You looked so strong when most looked spent. Can't wait to see what the future holds!! Cindy.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Cindy, I owe a lot of my strength at the end to my friends pulling me through! Did you run the race or the half, or were you just there cheering?Delete
Looks like a blast girl!!! And that hotel mix up is awful! I'm glad no one was in there when y'all walked in!ReplyDelete
Love the story in pics...can't wait for the recap! I almost got a little misty with that hug goodbye! Very cute. The images of Fall are sooo lovely. We are just starting to get that here...ReplyDelete
Everyone keeps telling me we are way far ahead with "fall" than everyone else...weird!!!!Delete
P.S. sushi & sake have been my go-to-pre-race this summer, except for the half-iron, when I did pad thai and drank like 5 liters of coco water.ReplyDelete
I love sushi but I don't think I would ever do it night before race- I guess I worry about bad seafood! But Chicken Padthai....I could eat every night of my life.Delete
Love that picture at the end...but not as much as I love the Go Browns!ReplyDelete
Maybe the Go Browns was a little good luck for the race....
haha maybe the "go browns" is my new good luck charm....although I hope not because I'd prefer not to write that on myself every race!! EEK! hahaDelete